CHRISTMAS: A TIME FOR A FESTIVITY OF COLORFUL GLASS

By: John Hogan

Forest green and ruby red are the two most popular, joyous and festive colors that American glass companies produced during the Depression era, circa 1930-1945.

AMERICAN VINTAGE ROYAL RUBY EPERGNE WITH FLORAL HOLDER, C. 1930-40

ROYAL RUBY EPERGNE WITH IRON FLORAL HOLDER

ANCHOR HOCKING, SET OF 5 VINTAGE SANDWICH CUPS & TRAYS, C. 1930-40

ANCHOR HOCKING SIX CUPS WITH SANDWICH TRAYS

KINGS CROWN INDIANA GLASS VINTAGE CRANBERRY FLASH SET OF 6 TUMBLERS

KINGS CROWN CRANBERRY FLASH SET OF TUMBLERS

US GLASS CO., "DELAWARE", ANTIQUE ORANGE BOWL, C. 1899-1909

US GLASS CO., DELAWARE ANTIQUE ORANGE BOWL

WESTMORELAND, DEPRESSION GLASS PITCHER, C. 1920-40

WESTMORELAND GLASS, ENGLISH HOBNAIL PITCHER

AMERICAN VINTAGE CRANBERRY-RUBY FLASH PUNCH BOWL SET, C. 1960

INDIANA GLASS CRANBERRY FLASH PUNCH BOWL SET

Such glass companies as Anchor Hocking, Cambridge, Hazel Atlas, Westmoreland and many others produced all kinds of forms such as tumblers, epergnes, sandwich trays and cups, punch bowls, juice or water pitchers, vases etc.

For a Christmas party delight a collage of these colorful objects will definitely add a warm glow to the season's cheer between Christmas and the New Year.

With several illustrations of this glass, to the right of this article, at our on-line store and lots more at our physical store location, you will walk away with a winner either with which to decorate your Christmas table or as a joyous gift for a special friend.

If you would like a ruby red or forest green vase, a centerpiece such as our ruby red epergne or a sandwich tray and ruby red cup - we have all three. To accompany your dining pleasure don't forget to add the charm of our cranberry flash "King's Crown" pattern liqueur glasses and water goblets.

The Anchor Hocking clear crystal sandwich trays and accompanying ruby red cups would be ideal to serve a fruit cake dessert with a cup of punch. The ruby red epergne with the Anchor Hocking ruffled ruby red glass bowl in a hand-wrought iron floral stand would be ideal for a holly and ivy arrangement at the top with space beneath to place bonbons (in the ruffled ruby red bowl) at the bottom.



The Westmoreland "English Hobnail" pattern emerald green Depression glass pitcher is yet another fabulous treat for the dining room table during a Christmas morning breakfast or evening meal.

The Crowing Jewel of the party would be our wonderful cranberry-ruby flash punch bowl set with twelve pedestal cups. This charming large punch bowl, "Cube" pattern by the Indiana Glass Company, will give you the pzazz needed for your Christmas party to be remembered. Visit our American glass category and browse with delight.

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